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A Muslim-American Woman Reacts to Obama's Ground Zero Visit and Bin Laden's Death
by Saima Sheikh
It has been four days since we learned that the infamous Usama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and the most wanted man in the world has been killed. I would like to thank the brave United States Navy SEALS. As an American-Muslim woman, I am happy that justice has finally been served. None of us can ever forget what we were doing on the morning of 9/11. I was leaving my house to take my mother to the doctor when I turned on the news. My first reaction was of disbelief and shock. I could not believe my eyes. How could someone attack us?
When I learned who the mastermind behind the attacks was, I felt angry and sad. How could a person claiming to be Muslim wreak such havoc and kill so many innocent people. I cried most of that day. I have also prayed for the victims of 9/11 and their families, the first responders at the scene, some of whom had lost their lives.
I applauded President Bush's remarks after 9/11 and President Obama's remarks Sunday night that "America will never be at war with Islam. Our war is not with Islam. Osama was never a Muslim leader. He was a mass murderer."
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